“We had such a great day, it’s hard to put one performance above another,” said Golden Gopher head coach Matt Bingle. “It was a great overall team effort over the weekend.”
Heather Dorniden bettered the school record in winning the mile run with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4 minutes, 38.80 seconds. Dorniden now owns the Minnesota records in the 400 meters, 800 meters and the mile, in addition to several relays.
Amy Laskowske ran a personal best by over 30 seconds in placing third in the 5,000-meter run in a record time of 16:26.51. Laskowske jumped to the top of the list after clocking the 10th-best time in school history last season.
The Gopher sprinters continued to rewrite the Minnesota top-10 lists. Kylie Peterson finished fourth in the 60-meter dash in 7.58 seconds, the fifth-best time in school history, while Nyoka Giles tied the No. 6 time in Gopher history with her sixth-place showing in a time of 7.60 seconds. Adrienne Thomas placed sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.41 seconds, the fourth-best time on the Gophers’ top-10 list.
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.